Hey guys! Today we have the guest post from this week's "Blog of the Week". This week it's Daryl from her blog "Roots, Wings, and Other Things". She has such a cute blog, great style, a beautiful story, lives an adventurous life, and designs blogs on the side. haha! So read, enjoy, then go check out her blog!
Hello fantastic, wonderful readers of Gentri Lee! I am so happy to be Gentri's blog of the week. Gentri is one of my favorite bloggers, this is SUCH an honor!
My name is Daryl, and I write over at Roots, Wings, and Other Things. I'm a young, loud, slightly crazy American living in Frankfurt, Germany with the love of my life.
I'm nineteen years old. Wait, only nineteen you ask? Isn't that a wedding picture? Yes. Yes it is. I refer back now to the part where I'm slightly crazy. I met my now-hubby when I was working as an Au Pair in - you guessed it - Germany. Which, by the way, I did when I was only 17. I know, ridiculous. But like Dustin Hoffman said in one of my favorite movies: "Let's start with ridiculous and move backwards." (Name that film! Anyone? Anyone!?)
SO. A whirlwind romance, a proposal, and a wedding later, I find myself back in good old Deutschland. My husband and I have developed quite the sense of adventure as we set out to explore this wonderful continent upon which we live.
My blog is a tool through which I document the notable moments of my creative life. I blog about fashion, I blog about cooking, I blog about my observations of German culture. I tell embarrassing stories and share photos of my adventures and travels.
The North Sea, Denmark
I dream of becoming an event planner, of using my attention to detail and creativity to bring people's visions to life. I didn't realize my passion for planning and events until I planned my own wedding in under five months. Now it's like crack to me. You'll see this passion of mine reflected in various posts throughout my blog as well.
I named my blog Roots, Wings, and Other Things for a specific reason, and that reason is this: I refuse to accept the notion that if a person wants to settle down - to put down roots, so to speak - they must let go of their dreams and settle for something less satisfying. People told me that by getting married so young I was sacrificing the fun and the freedom that I apparently needed and deserved. No. Absolutely not true.
Right now, as we start off this beautiful new year, is the time to follow your dreams, accomplish your goals, go where you want to go and see what you want to see...and the best part is, you don't have to let go of your roots to do it.
Each day is an adventure as I try to find my wings.
Lovely, right?! So go check out her blog! :D You won't be disappointed.